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Pictures taken on 05/06/12

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Windsocks are useful for soft landings
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I get it
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Look! Skydivers! I've never actually seen jumps in person
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Floating down on a full canopy
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The instructor landed first by spinning around and losing altitude
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He made a perfect landing. Made it look easy
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Time to collect the parachute
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Heading back to the main building
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I thought it was funny that since the camera was mounted to a helmet, they had to hold the whole helmet to take any pictures
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A tandem jumper comes in for a landing
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Turning around
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Aaaand land on your butt!
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Red Canopy Guy has gathered his chute
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Time for the next load to go up!
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Checking a tandem jumper's harness
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Everyone get on board!
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The tandem jumper and his instructor have collected their various lines
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Takeoff!
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The jump is underway!
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You can see the drogue chute slowing and stabilizing the tandem jumpers
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Chute deployment!
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Let's see those canopies
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Flying around
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The tandem guys have a colorful canopy
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Losing altitude by turning rapidly
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Almost there
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Turning into the wind
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Final approach
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Perfect landing!
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I can't wait to try this myself
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My favorite photo of the shoot
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The parachute doesn't even look that big
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Below the tree line!
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Green Canopy comes in for a landing
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The tandem guys have been floating around for a while
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Collecting his canopy
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Final turn
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Legs up!
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Touchdown!
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That tandem chute is really huge
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Meeting the jumpers in the field
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Jumpers in freefall!
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For these last few, I switched to the 50mm. The difference in quality is obvious
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Lining up with the wind
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They make it look so easy
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A walk in the park, even
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Running out to meet the jumpers after another successful landing
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It isn't exactly a large operation
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It looks like the jumper is actively kneeing this poor guy in the face
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I took a peek at the repacking room
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They seemed surprised I was interested
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Double check!
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Ready for another jump
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